Sunday, September 26, 2010

ARC Review: The Search for Wondla by Tony Diterlizzi

Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 496 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing (September 21, 2010)
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When a marauder destroys the underground sanctuary that Eva Nine was raised in by the robot Muthr, the twelve-year-year-old girl is forced to flee aboveground. Eva Nine is searching for anyone else like her, for she knows that other humans exist, because of an item she treasures—a scrap of cardboard on which is depicted a young girl, an adult, and a robot, with the strange word, “WondLa.”

The Search for WondLa is an exciting book that is about humans and aliens ((gosh, made up creatures are popular)). This story takes place on a planet called Orbana, where Eva Nine, ((the main character)) a 12 or 13 year old girl has lived her whole life underground. After an intruder forces her out, she meets some unlikely friends and journeys out across Orbona in search of other humans.

I thought this book was really interesting, and my favorite characters were Rovender Kitt, and alien that you'll find out about if you read the book, and Otto, a giant tardigrade, or water bear. The book was action packed and at the end it sorta leaves you hanging because there are more WondLa books to come!

You have to read this book! It's clean and kid-friendly, and for you boy readers, there are a few interesting weapons, chase scenes and gross parts!


Rhonda said...

I think I will be recommending The Search for Wondla to my 12 year old daughter based on your review. Nice review Faith.

Chrystal said...

Great review. I saw this at a store last night and was tempted to buy it, so now I might just have to go back and get it. :)